Paul Lewis: Three Snippets For String Quartet (Score/Parts)
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Lasting only 6½ minutes, Paul Lewis' Three Snippets For String Quartet is a short, entertaining work for the String Quartet.
The piece is broken into three movements. 'Flourish' - a march-like fanfare with a suggestion of toy soldiers, 'Love Song' - with a deep emotional core, and 'Dislocated Rag' - a ragtime style element with recurring 7/8 bars thrown in to trip up the dancers.
'Dislocated Rag' is based on the composer's music for the 1984 mystery film 'The Case of Marcel Duchamp', about the famous French Dadaist artist.
Three Snippets For String Quartet makes for an entertaining addition to the String Quartet repertoire.